Tag: Boz Scaggs

Sunday 5/9/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Boz Scaggs – Middle Man (1980)

Middle Man is an album by Boz Scaggs that was released by Columbia Records in 1980. Scaggs hired members of the band Toto as session musicians and shared songwriting credits with them, returning to the commercial, soul-influenced rock of Silk Degrees (1976).

The album reached No. 8 in the Billboard 200 album chart, and two singles reached the Billboard Hot 100: “Breakdown Dead Ahead” at No. 15 and “Jojo” at No. 17.

  1. “Jojo” 5:51
  2. “Breakdown Dead Ahead” 4:33
  3. “Simone” 5:05
  4. “You Can Have Me Anytime” 4:56
  5. “Middle Man” 4:51
  6. “Do Like You Do in New York” 3:44
  7. “Angel You” 3:38
  8. “Isn’t It Time” 4:53
  9. “You Got Some Imagination” 3:56

Boz Scaggs – lead vocals, guitar (1-8)
Ray Parker Jr. – guitar (1-8), bass guitar (6)
Steve Lukather – lead guitars (1, 3, 5-8), additional guitars (2), guitar solo (2, 7, 8), all guitars (9)
Carlos Santana – guitar solo (4)
David Foster – synthesizers (1, 3, 5, 7-9), acoustic piano (1-5, 7), string arrangements (1, 3, 4, 5, 8), electric piano (3, 4, 8), synthesizer programming
Don Grolnick – electric piano (2), acoustic piano (8)
David Paich – additional synthesizer (3), organ (6), synthesizers (6)
James Newton Howard – clavinet (6)
Larry Fast – synthesizer programming
Michael Boddicker – synthesizer programming
Steve Porcaro – synthesizer programming
John Pierce – bass guitar (1)
David Hungate – bass guitar (2-5, 7-9)
Jeff Porcaro – drums (1, 3-5, 7, 9)
Rick Marotta – drums (2, 8)
Joe Vitale – drums (6)
Lenny Castro – percussion
Adrian Tapia – saxophone solo (1)
Marty Paich – string arrangements (4)
Charlotte Crossley – backing vocals (1)
David Lasley – backing vocals (1, 6)
Sharon Redd – backing vocals (1)
Paulette Brown – backing vocals (2, 3, 5, 8, 9)
Venetta Fields – backing vocals (2, 3, 5, 8, 9)
Bill Thedford – backing vocals (2, 3, 8)
Julia Tillman Waters – backing vocals (5, 9)
Oren Waters – backing vocals (5, 9)
Bill Champlin – backing vocals (6)
Chuck “Fingers” Irwin – backing vocals (6)
Rosemary Butler – backing vocals (7, 8)

Tuesday 8/25/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Boz Scaggs – The Essential Boz Scaggs (2013)

The Essential Boz Scaggs is a compilation album by American musician and songwriter Boz Scaggs, released in 2013. The album includes songs from his studio albums from 1969–2013.

1. “I’ll Be Long Gone” 4:04
2. “Loan Me a Dime” 13:04
3. “Runnin’ Blue” 3:58
4. “We Were Always Sweethearts” 3:30
5. “Painted Bells” 4:03
6. “Near You” 5:00
7. “Dinah Flo” 3:05
8. “Might Have to Cry” 4:05
9. “You Make It So Hard (To Say No)” 3:34
10. “Slow Dancer” 3:15
11. “What Can I Say” 3:01
12. “It’s Over” 2:52
13. “Harbor Lights” 5:58
14. “Lowdown” 5:18
15. “Lido Shuffle” 3:43
16. “We’re All Alone” 4:14
17. “Hard Times” 4:30

1. “Jojo” 5:55
2. “Isn’t It Time” 4:55
3. “Simone” 5:10
4. “Breakdown Dead Ahead” 4:37
5. “Miss Sun” 5:32
6. “Look What You’ve Done to Me” 5:18
7. “Heart of Mine” 4:14
8. “Some Change” 6:12
9. “Sierra” 3:44
10. “As the Years Go Passing By” (Live) 4:46
11. “It All Went Down the Drain” 5:34
12. “Miss Riddle” 6:28
13. “I Just Go” 3:37
14. “Thanks to You” 4:50
15. “Gone Baby Gone” 3:35

Boz Scaggs – guitar, vocals
Booker T & The MG’s
Fred Tackett – guitar
Louis Shelton – guitar
David Hungate – bass
Jeff Porcaro — drums
David Paich — Hammond organ, piano, Minimoog, Moog synthesizer
Vincent DeRosa – horns
Jim Horn – horns
Paul Hubinon – horns
Dick Hyde – horns
Plas Johnson – horns
Tom Scott – horns
Bud Shank – horns

Friday 6/5/2020 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Boz Scaggs

William Royce “Boz” Scaggs (born June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He became prominent for his series of albums in the late 1970s, and songs “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown” from Silk Degrees (1976), which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Scaggs continues to write, record music, and tour.

Scaggs’s first marriage was to Donna Carmella Storniola. They had two sons: Austin, a music journalist for Rolling Stone, and Oscar, who died in 1998. Scaggs and Carmella divorced in 1980. She died in February 2017.

In 1992 he married Dominique Gioia.

Tuesday 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Timothy B. Schmit

Timothy Bruce Schmit (born October 30, 1947) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He has performed as the bassist and vocalist for Poco and the Eagles, having replaced bassist and vocalist Randy Meisner in both cases. Schmit has also worked for decades as a session musician and solo artist. In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Eagles.

In 1968, Schmit auditioned for Poco but was turned down in favor of founding member Randy Meisner. When Meisner quit the band in 1969, Schmit replaced him on bass and vocals. He appeared on nine of Poco’s studio albums and two live albums between 1969 and 1977, composing numerous songs. He wrote and was the lead singer on the song “Keep on Tryin’,” Poco’s biggest hit single to that point, peaking at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975. Apart from Poco, Schmit also contributed vocals to Firefall’s 1977 hit, “Just Remember I Love You.”

Schmit also sang backing vocals on the Steely Dan albums Pretzel Logic, The Royal Scam and Aja. Schmit also sang backing vocals on “Never Let Her Slip Away”, a top 5 UK hit for Andrew Gold in 1978, along with Brock Walsh, J.D. Souther and an uncredited Freddie Mercury.

In 1977, Schmit joined the Eagles during the Hotel California tour, once again replacing Randy Meisner on bass/vocals after Meisner quit. Although the Eagles are thought of as a quintessential California band, Schmit is the only member of the group to actually be a native of California.

On the 1979 album, The Long Run, Schmit co-wrote and sang lead vocals on the song “I Can’t Tell You Why”. The band later broke up in 1980 and reunited 14 years later in 1994, with Schmit singing the lead vocals on “Love Will Keep Us Alive”, on the reunion album Hell Freezes Over.

In 2007, the Eagles released a new album, Long Road Out of Eden. Schmit continued to be part of the Eagles lineup along with Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh until Frey’s death in 2016.

After the Eagles broke up in 1980, Schmit embarked on a solo career, singing vocals and playing bass for hire during studio sessions. His voice can be heard on many hits, including Bob Seger’s “Fire Lake” and Boz Scaggs’ “Look What You’ve Done to Me” (each with Frey and Henley), Don Felder’s “Heavy Metal (Takin’ a Ride)” (with Henley), and Crosby, Stills and Nash’s “Southern Cross”, where he sang harmony. He was also a background musician on two of Don Henley’s hit songs, “Dirty Laundry” and “You Don’t Know Me at All”.

Schmit teamed with his predecessor in both Poco and the Eagles, Randy Meisner, along with their mutual Eagles bandmate Joe Walsh, to provide background vocals to the Richard Marx 1987 hit “Don’t Mean Nothing”. Schmit also performed on the Toto 1983 hit singles “I Won’t Hold You Back” and “Africa”, and the Jars of Clay song “Everything in Between”. He also played on the 1983 Glenn Shorrock solo album. In 1991 Schmit covered the standard “I Only Have Eyes for You” for the soundtrack of the film Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. In 1988 he added background vocals to Sheena Easton’s album The Lover in Me and in 1989 Schmit added background vocals on the Stacey Q single, “Heartbeat”, which was featured on her critically acclaimed Nights Like This album.

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week on Sounds of The 80s we feature your requests and music from:  Boz Scaggs, John Mellencamp, Reba McEntire, Peter Gabriel, Julian Lennon, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Ramones, Steve Carlisle, Journey and more . . . 

Thursday 11pm: Feature LP: Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees (1976) @bozscaggsmusic

Silk Degrees is the seventh album by Boz Scaggs, released on Columbia Records in 1976. The album peaked at #2 and spent 115 weeks on the Billboard 200. It has been certified five times platinum by the RIAA and remains Scaggs’s best selling album. Silk Degrees spawned four singles, of which “It’s Over”, “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle”, all made the Top 40, while the fourth, “What Can I Say,” peaked just outside the top 40, at #42. 

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Wednesday 6pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

I’d like you to join me this evening for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” when I’ll be playing for you: The Isley Brothers, Boz Scaggs, the Average White Band, Barry White, the Masqueraders, Patti LaBelle, Collage, Kim Carnes, Juice Newton and others. The show begins at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT & 3PM PT. I think you’ll enjoy it, so be here with me for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s New Years Special with Bobby Jay

2017 NYEToday is the last Hump Day of 2016 and we are just a few days away from a brand new year, so this evening let’s have some fun on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” with fabulous music from: Barry White, Boz Scaggs, Debbie Harry & Blondie, Major Harris, the Whispers, U2, the Beach Boys with Little Richard, Grandmaster Flash, George Duke, Diana Ross, Spoonie Gee, Gladys Knight & the Pips and many, many more hits. The songfest starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Hump Day music on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening here with me and RadioMaxMusic.Com. Happy New Year.

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

70sTonight we’ll feature Steely Dan, The Four Seasons, Heart, Andrew Gold, Daniel Boone, Leo Sayer, James Taylor, Manfred Mann, Dave Mason, The Who, Bob Welch, Triumph, Jimmy Buffet,  Kiss, Boz Scaggs, Supertramp, and much more. Join us at 7:00 pm!

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

Love-Songs-LogoSounds of the Seventies with Dan Varroney. This week in honor of Valentine’s Day it’s “Love Songs of the Seventies.” We’ll feature great love songs from Bread, Paul Davis, Barry Manilow, Elton John, Rod Stewart, The Partridge Family, Boz Scaggs, Bob Welch, Donna Summer, and the Doobie Brothers.